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This article was published on June 8, 2015

Apple is making iOS 9 work better on iPad, adding multitasking

Apple is making iOS 9 work better on iPad, adding multitasking
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Apple announced at WWDC today that it’s making a number of improvements to the iPad, to make it easier to use under its new software iOS 9. The updated Quicktype keyboard allows you to drag with two fingers to move the selector around inside text.

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It’s also finally adding multitasking. You can snap two apps together, side-by-side and use them both at the same time. They’re fully responsive and can be resized using a slider.

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Developers that have used auto-layout in their apps will only need to make minimal changes to their app to get it up and running. Apple said that Twitter only spent a small amount of time to get it working.

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A new mode will also allow you to watch videos in a picture-in-picture style view, so you can use other apps and still watch the video you had open.

Apple’s “slide-over” multitasking will work on the iPad Air 2 as well as the Mini 3.

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